Glass Station, Oguni, Japan (1990-1993)
This project series documents the project "Glass Station", a gas station constructed on an irregularly-shaped site at the entrance to the town of Oguni in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The project was completed in 1993. The office, pumps, shop and work space of the service station are covered by an undulating canopy composed of asymmetrical concrete arches that form the boundaries of a lattice of pretensioned steel rods and aluminum channels into which panels of glass bonded to sheets of perforated stainless steel were inserted, sealed with polyester film, and secured with structural silicon.
The project series is chiefly composed of design development drawings. It includes numbered sets of architectural drawings and structural drawings and some mechanical and electrical drawings. There is a set of unnumbered ink drawings and reproductions related to the geometry of the canopy. There are also some images of the canopy that are output from a computer file or files (wireframes and renderings). There is a small amount of textual material related to technical data and form finding for the canopy. The file also includes 2 study models. There are some graphic design documents for the name of the project and for the name "IDEX". Material in this file was created between 1990 and 1993.
Oguni (Kumamoto-ken) Japan
The documents in this file are chiefly in Japanese. There is some text in English.
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